Jangwani, on the shores of the Indian Ocean, is a paradise. In the local beach bar, PAUL is instantly captivated by SIARA, a young Tanzanian girl with aspirations. Naïve when it comes to local traditions, Paul is easily drawn into a love triangle. A rival for his affections considers that Siara has bewitched him and sets out to prove it.
Siara is determined to secure evidence that her ex is involved in criminal activities. She also wants Paul to meet her grandmother, the mystical MAAREEN, the last true Maasai laibon or healer.
Maareen is committed to eradicating an evil trafficking trade and uses her powers to manipulate Paul and Siara’s minds. Their spiritual adventure is an integral element in breaking the illegal ring.
A love affair and a fight to overcome the horrors of human trafficking are intertwined in this deep, sometimes complex, mystical thriller. Set in the present day, in the beautiful country of Tanzania, the contrast with slavery that still exists in the world may both captivate and alarm an adult audience.
Published: 9 June 2015